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Selena Gomez' "Back To You" For "13 Reasons Why" Season Two
"13 Reasons Why" on Netflix bravely confronts the problem of teen suicide with assistance from, among others, the show's executive producer Selena Gomez. As promised, on May 10 she released the lyric video for "Back To You," Gomez' contribution to the season two soundtrack. The song's theme of what the singer would do if she "could do it all again" is both heartfelt and painful, tied into the show's premise of lost life.
The first season's soundtrack for "13 Reason's Why" begins with two Gomez songs, "Only You" and "Kill 'Em With Kindness." Describing her latest, "Back To You," as a "special project," Gomez said, "I want it to be a beautiful message in a really complicated way."
Although Gomez wants the song's bottom line to feel "fun," the show also reminds us how important it is not to let complicated feelings become too overwhelming. The Recording Academy has been observing May's Mental Health Awareness Month with messages meant to remind our readers that they are not alone.
Season two of "13 Reasons Why" starts on May 18 and "Back To You" is Selena Gomez' first music released this year — a fitting way to energize the build-up for her show's return. While racking up more hits in 2017, Gomez was also forced to "lay low" for most of last summer as she underwent a kidney transplant. Here's looking forward to whatever else the hitmaker has in store for us this year.